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Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2010

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Pacifica station listeners, this one-year project brings to life fragile and deteriorating reel- to-reel tapes of national significance. Three categories of tapes were selected that highlight some of the strengths of our collection:



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French-Cuban Author Anais Nin (1903-1977) reads excerpts from her memoirs "The Diary of Anais Nin" which she began writing at the age of 11and continued to write until her death. She is also the author of "Cities of the Interior" and is aslo well known for her erotica literature.
Source: KPFA
Josy Catoggio of Feminist Magazine interviews June Jordan, author of "Haruko/Love Poems," "Technical Difficulties," and "On Call: Political Essays, 1981-1985," on her writing, politics, feminism, racism and the state of America. Jordan reads her poem "Postscript for Haruko: On War and Peace" from her book "Haruko/Love Poems." (Program ends at 00:28:21, but additional material continues)
Source: KPFK
Judy Chicago (b. 1939) discusses "The Dinner Party," and women in the arts with Ann Stubs. Chicago's 5 year, 500 person collaboration, "The Dinner Party," a tribute to women's history and achievements, is on view at the Brooklyn Museum through Jan. 18, 1981. Chicago tells how she sees art and feminism as indivisible and sees her long term struggles in the light of women's history.
Source: WBAI
Aircheck of the Firesign Theater program "Dear Friends: Let's Eat." Firesign Theater is an American comedy group which consists of Phil Austin (Nick Danger), Philip Proctor, Peter Bergman, and David Ossman.
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Source: KPFK
Katherine Ferguson reports on COINTELPRO Operation Hoodwink, IRS intelligence operations including Special Service Staff, the cost of intelligence, and Robert Krulwich reports on Nixon's plot to prevent Allende's presidency in Chile. Broadcast on KPFK May 30, 1975.
Source: KPFK
Four Los Angeles area gang members, Spud and Jason (Belok) of the Bloods, and Cedric (Baby Nerve) and Nate (Caliber) of the Crips recount how they got involved with gangs, everyday life as a gang member, the drugs and killings associated with gangs, what gangs represent to them, the economic problems confronting inner city youth, harassment by the police, relationships between Koreans and African-Americans, gangs coming together to protect their community, voting, and tearing down the system....
Source: KPFK
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Josy Catoggio interviews the body-building gay married couple Rod and Bob Jackson-Paris. They discuss their biographical book "Straight from the Heart: A Love Story," Tom Bianchi's book of photographs of them entitled "Bob & Rod," their relationship and their careers, politics, posing, and spirituality.
Source: KPFK
Victor Marchetti, former CIA agent and co-author with John D. Marks of "The CIA and The Cult of Intelligence", discusses the harassment he received while writing the book, and about CIA activities in Latin America. Marchetti discusses what the role of the CIA ought to be and how to fix what's wrong with the agency, such as allocating the duties of strategic intelligence to a civilian agency. He discusses his background, why he left the CIA, and the reasons why he chose to write the...
Source: KPFK
Performance of Katz's documentary play about the resistance of fugitive slaves in Christiana, Pennsylvania on September 11, 1851. Broadcast on WBAI, May 16, 1968.
Source: WBAI
"I Too Have Lived in Arcadia." is a verse play by V.R. Lang. This performance was played as part of an evening devoted to the work of V.R. Lang in January of 1976.
Source: WBAI
Improvisational comedy duo Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara perform as The Barretts of Bleecker Street in the WBAI studio. BROADCAST: WBAI October 1962 and 4 Apr. 1966 and KPFA November 1962 and January 1963.
Source: WBAI
Andrea Natalie, lesbian feminist cartoonist, author, creator, and artist of three cartoon series collections "Stonewall Riots," "The Night Audrey's Vibrator Spoke," and "Rubyfruit Mountain" interviewed by Josy Catoggio of Feminist Magazine. They discuss her work, other lesbian feminist cartoonists, and her life.
Source: KPFK
Program dedicated to political songwriter and performer Phil Ochs (1940-1976) that includes a May 1973 Studs Terkel interview with Ochs and close friend Bob Gibson, and Ed Pearl interviewing Ochs' brother and manager Michael. Studs Terkel interview includes Ochs and Gibson singing songs from and discussing Ochs' life and musical career. Michael Ochs talks to Ed Pearl about Phil and plays songs from Chords of Fame, a best-of compilation Michael produced months after Phil's death. Broadcast on...
Source: KPFK
Program dedicated to political songwriter and performer Phil Ochs (1940-1976) that includes a May 1973 Studs Terkel interview with Ochs and close friend Bob Gibson, and Ed Pearl interviewing Ochs' brother and manager Michael. Studs Terkel interview includes Ochs and Gibson singing songs from and discussing Ochs' life and musical career. Michael Ochs talks to Ed Pearl about Phil and plays songs from Chords of Fame, a best-of compilation Michael produced months after Phil's death. Broadcast on...
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Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers perform at the Village Gate with Art Blakey (1919-1990) on drums, Walter Davis, Jr. on piano, Dennis Irwin on bass, David Schnitter on tenor sax, Bobby Watson on Alto Sax, and Valery Ponomarev on trumpet. The group performs Walter Davis, Jr.'s "Jodi," David Schnitter's "Mishima," and two other songs.
Source: WBAI
WBAI fundraiser "Dizzy Gillespie Day" held at the Village Gate in New York City on August 30, 1977. This recording contains part one of the event, an interview with Dizzy Gillespie's guitarist Rodney Jones and the music of jazz pianist Rio Clemente. See IZ0991 for part two of this event, Dizzy Gillespie performing at the Village Gate.
Source: WBAI
This program features extended excerpts of a live discussion recorded in mid-November, with an open debate about the role that race, gender and class play in our country in keeping people from finding their shared interests and how we might overcome barriers to work together for social change. Participants include essayist and author Barbara Ehrenreich, author and activist Clarence Lusane, Mary Matsuda who is professor of law at Georgetown University, and Cornel West who is professor of...
Source: Pacifica National Programming
Performance of Katz's documentary play about the resistance of fugitive slaves in Christiana, Pennsylvania on September 11, 1851. Broadcast on WBAI, May 16, 1968.
Source: WBAI
Recording contains the Nina Sheldon Trio performing Wayne Shorter's "Footprints" and Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave" at the Village Gate in New York City, with Nina Sheldon on piano and vocals, Wayne Dockery on bass, and Adam Nussbaum on drums. An interview with Nina Sheldon by Bill Farrar follows the set. Show cuts back to studio and Coleman Hawking and Bud Powell's performance of "Blues in the Closet" from "Hawk in Germany."
Source: WBAI
Fidel Castro speaks to the General Assembly at the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations on October 22, 1995 at the Abyssinian Church in Harlem, New York City. He talks about the birth of the United Nations and the gap of inequality that is growing between developed and underdeveloped nations. He speaks of how many developed countries represented by the United Nations, resist Cubaメs political and cultural views, and he speaks about the United Statesメ embargo block against Cuba . He also...
Source: WBAI
Grover Krantz, a museum technician from the U.C. Berkeley campus, is interviewed in the KPFA studios. On Thursday, December 3, 1964, he and a group of four bystanders were arrested and charged with failure to disperse while watching the students protest at Sproul Hall, although they were never asked to leave the premises. He was in prison from 2:15 Thursday until 6:30 the following morning. He is considering suing for false arrest. The interviewer suggests that Krantz's beard might have been...
Source: KPFA
Collage of readings, speeches, and testimony on foreign and domestic espionage performed by the CIA. Part 1. Victor Marchetti discusses why he left the CIA and his criticisms of CIA activities (see KZ0390 )--Part 2. CIA director William Colby's 1975 testimony before the House Miliatary Appropriations Subcommittee regarding CIA files being kept on Americans--Part 3. John D. Marks, former State Department employee and co-Author of "The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence" discusses CIA...
Source: KPFK
June Jordan: Affirmative Acts. A Celebration of the Writing, Teaching, and Activism of June Jordan (1936-2002) recorded in Berkeley, California. A celebration in honor of the publication of Jordan's twenty-fifth book and her career. Speakers on this recording (Part 2 of 2) include: Angela Davis (who also reads tributes by Toni Morrison and Alice Walker), Adrienne Torf who performs and talks about their collaborations, Barbara Brenner, Pratibha Parmar speaks and shows a clip of her film, Xochi...
Source: KPFA
Four gang members from opposing gangs--Spud and Jason(Belok) of the Bloods, and Cedric(Baby Nerve) and Nate(Caliber) of the Crips, talk about the Rodney King beating and the civil unrest that followed the police aquittals, the relationship of gangs to the police, relationships between Koreans and African-Americans, the systematic oppression of African-Americans in the United States, and creating unity with the black community. Recorded in Los Angeles, May 1992.
Source: KPFK
The speaker begins by giving a tour of the Union complex called 40 Acres where they are training farm workers various skills. He talks about the history, activity, struggle, and impact of the United Farm Workers in Delano. Part one includes interview with Dolores Huerta, first vice-president of the U.F.W., and Ben Maddoc, head of the organizing department.
Source: Pacifica National Programming
Ganienkeh, also known as the "Land of the Flint," is the ancestral territory of the Mohawk Nation which is located in the New York Adirondack Preserve. Speakers examine the treaties, incidents, and struggles amongst the traditional Mohawk community.
Source: WBAI
Writers in Performance Poetry Series is an evening of extraordinary women who read their works which include poetry, fiction, and personal essay. In this recording, Jill Johnston reads a story of the relationship between her and her mother.
Source: WBAI
Kris Welch and Chuy Varela interview Bobbie McFerrin, an African-American singer, songwriter, and conductor, for KPFA Morning Show. They talk about his new release, "Circlesongs" circa 1998.
Source: KPFA
Andrea Lewis interviews Geri Allen, jazz pianist, who speaks about her background and influences.
Source: KPFA
A tribute to and celebration of great American men and women, known and unknown, who dared and suffered to speak truth to power. The long and ongoing struggle to put an end to war and the causes of war, and to imagine a better world, is celebrated in story and song, poetry and reminiscence, montage and collage - weighted in the present but rooted in and drawing from the fibers of an American tradition. Those who, like many of us, cut their teeth in the sixties will find poignant reminders of a...
Source: WBAI
Panel discussion of Blacklisted writers and their works in exile including Chris Trumbo, Ben Barzman, Michael Butler, and John Bright. Panel presented as part of the Retrospective on the Blacklist Period at the Los Feliz theater in Los Angeles, likely on May 29, 1977 along with a screening of "The Brave One" (1956).
Source: KPFK
The documentary on the Watergate affair, part three, covers the fall of 1973. The two hour chronology of highlights of phase 1 of the Senate Watergate hearings from May 17, 1973 to August 7, 1973. The program also includes Watergate news that took place outside of the hearing room. It is a comprehensive look at the way Watergate unfolded through radio and television in almost every household in not only America, but other countries as well.
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The recording consists of actuality of student protests against new campus rules at University of California, Berkeley. A speech is delivered regarding the administration suspending students who participate in the demonstration, and the need for students to stick together. Dick Norman invites opposition speakers. A speech is given on the complexity of the issues that the students are proposing regarding questions of ownership and money. Susan Goldberg speaks on the rights of other U.C....
Source: KPFA
Arthur Waskow, Director of Shalom Jewish Peace Center in Philadelphia, talks with Joel Gamon about Chanukah as both a religious and a political event. He traces the history of Chanukah, from the 100 BC Maccabee's liberation of the Holy Temple from Syrian and Solukian Empires. Chanukah emerged from those events at the darkest time of the year. It means a re-dedication of the desecrated temple, and 8 days of light during the darkest part of winter. The program continues with Charles Bell...
Source: KPFK
Several voices come together to tell the four part documentary on the life and influence of Nelson Mandela, South African president who served from 1994-1999 and the first president to be elected in South Africa by a representative democratic election. Sandra Radley is the producer, writer, and narrator. Bill Wax is the executive producer.
Source: KPFA
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Edited actuality of student protests against new campus rules at University of California, Berkeley. Demonstrators await outcome of negotiations between Savio and other student leaders, Berkeley Chancellor Strong, and University President Clark Kerr. They prepare for possible confrontation with police. Among the events captured in this recording are discussions of strategies for passive resistance; demonstrators singing various Civil Rights Movement songs including "We Shall...
Source: KPFA
A tribute to and celebration of great American men and women, known and unknown, who dared and suffered to speak truth to power. The long and ongoing struggle to put an end to war and the causes of war, and to imagine a better world, is celebrated in story and song, poetry and reminiscence, montage and collage - weighted in the present but rooted in and drawing from the fibers of an American tradition. Those who, like many of us, cut their teeth in the sixties will find poignant reminders of a...
Source: WBAI
David Rothenberg interviews Charles S. Dutton about August Wilson's play "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" in which he now stars on Broadway as Levee the trumpeter. He won the Tony Award nomination for Best Actor. Dutton talks about his life in reform school, juvenile court and Maryland Prison. He speaks of how his passion and love of acting came to be.
Source: WBAI
Ganienkeh, also known as the "Land of the Flint," is the ancestral territory of the Mohawk Nation which is located in the New York Adirondack Preserve. Speakers examine the treaties, incidents, and struggles amongst the traditional Mohawk community.
Source: WBAI
Documentary covering the Watergate affair chronologically from June 17, 1972 to May 17, 1973 with reports from Levitt, Judy Miller, Bob Lowe, David Selvin, and Bob Kutner.
Source: KPFK
A tribute to and celebration of great American men and women, known and unknown, who dared and suffered to speak truth to power. The long and ongoing struggle to put an end to war and the causes of war, and to imagine a better world, is celebrated in story and song, poetry and reminiscence, montage and collage - weighted in the present but rooted in and drawing from the fibers of an American tradition. Those who, like many of us, cut their teeth in the sixties will find poignant reminders of a...
Source: WBAI
Robert Hinton hosts this episode which features testimony given before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the effects of the war in Vietnam on the American economy on Thursday, April 16th, 1970. The testimony featured was given on the second day of the hearings by Eliot Janeway, economist and business consultant, and Gordon Sherman, President of Midas International. The Senate Committee Chairman was J. William Fulbright of Arkansas.
Source: WBAI
Panel discussion on the Black/White relations in light of the recent release of the U.S. Riot Commission Report and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The panel is moderated by Gus Matzorkis and includes Clifford McClain of the Neighborhood Adult Participation Project in Los Angeles, Lou Smith, President of Operation Bootstrap in South Central Los Angeles, Reverend James Hargett, Los Angeles Convener of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Reverend Paul Kittlaus of the...
Source: KPFK
Actuality recorded at the sit-in at U.C. Berkeley's Sproul Hall, December 4, 1964 at approximately 3:00AM. Track 2, someone announces that "there's a possibility that the police might use tear gas...tear gas CAN NOT kill you." Later it is announced "If you're on probation, under 18 years of age, or not a citizen of the United States, that you strongly consider leaving...you're going to give our lawyers a hell of a time." Protesters sing "We shall overcome."...
Source: KPFA
Carlos Hagen produced this special tribute to French singer Edith Piaf, originally offered during the October minithon and enthusiastically received. A documentary on the art, style and life of Piaf, abundantly illustrated with some of the best examples of her art, including a number of rare recordings of her songs. The program dramatically traces the arc of Piaf's life, including her early abandonment by her parents on the sidewalks of Paris; her upbringing in a brothel; making a living as a...
Source: KPFK
The recording includes actuality of student protest against new campus rules at University of California, Berkeley. In Sproul Plaza, faculty member Peterson reports on negotiations and states administration's assertion that the students have gone back on their word. Mario Savio proposes demands and concessions. Martin Roysher explains the limits the students must place on their actions. Al Silbowitz describes students leaving Sproul Plaza. Tom Mike calls for sympathy rally of other students....
Source: KPFA
"I Too Have Lived in Arcadia." is a verse play by V.R. Lang. This performance was played as part of an evening devoted to the work of V.R. Lang in January of 1976.
Source: WBAI
Josiah Beeman, State President of the California Young Democrats and legislative assistant to Congressman Phil Burton, addresses the rally. He expresses support of campus Young Democrat clubs across the state for FSM. Clark Kerr addresses the crown regarding the faculty's response. William Stanton, assemblyman of the 25th Assembly District [Santa Clara County] addresses the rally in Sproul Plaza. He speaks of his academic connection to University of California, Berkeley (UCB) and his attendance...
Source: KPFA
Carol Brightman (editor of Viet Report magazine), Mike Klare (associate editor of Viet Report magazine), Mike Locker (lecturer), and Paul Rockwell discuss the role of American Universities in the Vietnam War. Universities are involved with actual military operations in Vietnam by applying social sciences and technological research which were used for propaganda and technologies.
Source: KPFA
Julius Lester interviews African American author, activist, and Spelman College professor Vincent Gordon Harding (b. 1931-) Broadcast on WBAI, August 25, 1968.
Source: WBAI
Report on the murder trial of Paul Skyhorse and Richard Mohawk, including a report on recent events in Ventura County by Bruce Robinson, a brief background of the case by Tim McGovern, a report by investigator for the defense, Paula Giese, and speeches on the government conspiracy to frame the American Indian Movement (AIM) leaders given at a rally at UCLA on October 17, 1976, the second anniversary of the defendants' arrest. Speakers include AIM leaders Dennis Banks and Ernie Peters, and...
Source: KPFK
Marc Cooper of the Nation magazine hosts this Radio Nation update on the Third Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization, known as "The Battle in Seattle." Co-hosts include John Nichols and Doug Henwood of the the Nation magazine. Recording contains highlights of the meetings, interviews with protesters outside the conference, interviews with labor leaders including George Becker and Jose Bove, and Harold Meyerson from the LA Weekly. Contains audio from DAT0009.
Source: KPFK
WBAI's raises funds by having a Pete Seeger marathon. Seeger performs several songs which include "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy", "Tomorrow is a Highway", "God Bless the Grass", Woody Guthrie's "Put Your Finger in the Air", 'Seek and You Shall Find", and several more. He weaves various stories throughout his performance.
Source: WBAI
Actuality of the student protest against new campus rules at University of California, Berkeley, that captures some of the following activities: approximately 7:25 pm, with President Kerr and Chancellor Strong watching from the steps of Sproul Hall (the crowd was unaware of their presence), Mario Savio proposes a meeting to be held the following Monday at the Sproul Hall steps between the UC Berkeley administration and the students. He reads the agreement forged by the protest leaders and...
Source: KPFA
Patricia Nell Warren, novelist & author of "The Front Runner," "Fancy Dancer," "One is the Sun," and "Harlan's Race" is interviewed by Josy Catoggio of Feminist Magazine on her books, her life & the Eagles school program for gay youth.
Source: KPFK
Victor Marchetti, former CIA agent and co-author with John D. Marks of CIA and the Cult of Intelligence, talks with Tim McGovern about his reasons for leaving the CIA, CIA programs in Vietnam, paramilitary operations in Latin America, and domestic intelligence. Broadcast on KPFK ca. 1977.
Source: KPFK
This is a special recording that has been made inside and outside the supervisor's chamber in San Francisco City Hall where the house subcommittee is in session. The recordings are excerpts of events of the 1970s which include Black Panthers, Robert Kennedy's assassination, Attica prison riot, Wounded Knee, South Africa, and genetic engineering. Other speakers include George Carlin, Dr. Sol Gordon, and Fran Lee.
Source: Pacifica National Programming
John D. Marks and others speaking possibly at congressional hearings. Telephone interview with John D. Marks. News report on three former FBI plots to kill San Diego State University economics professor Peter Boehmer. Broadcast on KPFK.
Source: KPFK
The recording begins with walkie-talkie sounds. Bettina Aptheker speaks on the event at the Greek Theater with President Kerr and Mario Savio. Professor Robert L. Baloof, chairman of Speech Deptartment, states his opinion on the Free Speech Movement and encourages students to not lose sight of substantial change in their deliberations. Jack Weinberg makes a reference to a Civil Rights Movement song which states "keep your eyes on the prize". He mentions that he had expected a...
Source: KPFA
Children of several of Hollywood's blacklisted entertainment professionals discuss their families' experiences and the effects of their parents being blacklisted. Hosted by Larry Ceplair. Panel includes Stephen Carnovsky, Emily Corey, Dan Bessie, Becca Wilson, Chris Trumbo, and Tom Levitt. Recorded at the Los Feliz theater in Los Angeles. Broadcast on KPFK, ca. Apr. 26, 1977. Panel presented as part of the Retrospective on the Blacklist Period at the Los Feliz theater in Los Angeles, likely on...
Source: KPFK
Larry Kropp, a Math TA at U.C. Berkeley, describes the protesters' and police officers' behavior at Sproul Hall during the arrests. He says that the protesters were peaceful and did not resist arrest. The U.C. campus police and Berkeley police were peaceful and professional, but certain members of the Oakland and Alameda police were unprofessional and unnecessarily brutal. He goes on to describe the brutal treatment by a police officer on one protester on the bus after the arrests. Dec. 6, 1964.
Source: KPFA
Speech by congressman Ronald Vernie "Ron" Dellums given at the 54th anniversary event of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Dellums looks back at his 20 years in Congress, beginning with his going to Congress "in the name of peace and justice...to oppose the war in Vietnam." He talks of how he later opposed "the mentality of the Cold war," and his joy when the Berlin wall came down and there was talk about peace dividends. He voices his opposition to financing weapons...
Four veterans from the Abraham Lincoln Battalion discuss their experiences as American volunteers fighting against Franco in Spain. The four volunteers include Steve Nelson (1903-1993), Robert "Bob" Steck (1912-2007), Lawrence "Larry" Cane, and Maury Kolow. The Abraham Lincoln Battalion, also know as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, consisted of about 2,800 American volunteers who went to Spain to fight for the Spanish Republic and to stop facism. The interviews are introduced...
Source: WBAI
Elsa Knight Thompson and U.C. Berkeley student movement leaders Mario Savio, Bettina Aptheker, Frank Bardacke, and Reese Erlich, discuss the report entitled "Culture of the University, Governance and Education: the Report of the Study Commission on University Governance" by the University of California, which describes the role of the students on campus. Broadcast on KPFA on February 7, 1968.
Source: KPFA
The recording includes actuality of student protest against new campus rules at University of California, Berkeley. This features confrontation with fraternity group. Mario Savio is interviewed by Scott Kieth. Fraternity brother calls for release of the police car. Dusty Miller explains their tactics followed by three student speakers. Jerry Goldstein speaks on the opposition of his fraternity brothers to the student protest,. A request is made from police to let the police car go....
Source: KPFA
The recording is an excerpt from the 1982 Equity Award Dinner with Ed Asner receiving that 1982 Paul Robeson Award. Fred O' Neal, president of the Actor's Equity Association, introduces the Paul Robeson Award. Nancy Marchand makes the presentation of the award. Asner's speech acknowledges the great talent of Robeson, mentions those who helped, and contributions. Very graciously, he mentions his agent, Jack Fields, who was in Hollywood during the blacklist and how he put people to work.
Source: WBAI
Unsigned lesbian musicians perform their original material with host Lori Medigovich. Artists and their songs include Jessie X, Madelyn[sp?] "This is real life," Marcia Lost "Worth the waiting," Rafaela Vasu[sp?] "Talk to me," Pam & Maggie "It's not easy," and Sally Landers "Messages."
Source: KPFK
Tracks 1 & 2: University Students for Law and Order (USLO) rally; interview with Robert Dussault (see also AZ1390). Track 3: Unidentified faculty chair reporting on a meeting of departmental chairs (see also AZ1390). Track 4-Track 5: Bruce Hinsdale[sp?] reporting from outside the Santa Rita Rehabilitation Center. He interviews Robert Middle, Susan Troopman[sp?] who discusses her experience in the jail, Carol Nussinov[sp?] (see also AZ 1390). Track 7: Greek Theater, U.C. Berkeley, December...
Source: KPFA
This program features extended excerpts of a live discussion recorded in mid-November, with an open debate about the role that race, gender and class play in our country in keeping people from finding their shared interests and how we might overcome barriers to work together for social change. Participants include essayist and author Barbara Ehrenreich, author and activist Clarence Lusane, Mary Matsuda who is professor of law at Georgetown University, Cornel West who is professor of...
Source: Pacifica National Programming
Toni Morrison is an African-American novelist who won the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature in 1993 and the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for her book Beloved" in 1988. Other of her works include "The Bluest Eye," "Sula," and "Song of Solomon." Contains sensitive language.
Source: WBAI
On December 3, 1964, students involved in sit-in of Sproul Hall are arrested. Speakers discuss the differences between current arrest scene conducted by Berkeley police and earlier aggressive arrests by California Highway Patrol. Mario Savio discusses how Regents' policies on advocacy must go. Report on arrests of students continues. California Highway Patrol enters crowd and begins beating students and throwing them down stairs. Daniel Visnick of United Press describes interactions between...
Source: KPFA
The documentary on the Watergate affair, part three, covers the fall of 1973. The two hour chronology of highlights of phase 1 of the Senate Watergate hearings from May 17, 1973 to August 7, 1973. The program also includes Watergate news that took place outside of the hearing room. It is a comprehensive look at the way Watergate unfolded through radio and television in almost every household in not only America, but other countries as well.
Source: KPFK
Victor Marchetti was a high ranking CIA official who resigned and criticized the agency. He discusses his novel "Rope-Dancer" which was published in 1971. The novel is about a high ranking agent who goes to work for the Soviet Union and presents a realistic portrait of life at the CIA headquarters in Virginia. Marchetti discusses the CIA's role in foreign and domestic affairs, and what it is like to work in the organization.
Source: WBAI
Leonard Weinglass, Bella Abzug, Morton Halperin, Daniel Ellsberg, Victor Marchetti (former CIA agent), Ramona Ripston, Senator Alan Cranston, John Burton, Congressman Michael Harrington, and Lillian Hellman discuss the Central Intelligence Agency and the American Civil Liberties Union. Stanley Sheinbaum moderates. Recorded at at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, CA on April 26, 1975. Broadcast on KPFK on May 5, 1975. See also KZ1146.13 ."
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Mort Sahl (1927- ) is a Canadian-born American comedian is who was the first to perform on college campuses and also the first to record a live album. In 1960, he was featured on the cover of Times Magazine. Much of his material was based on current events and politics which led him to be an inspiration to comedians such as Jay Leno and Woody Allen.
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Source: KPFK